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”It’s sad, this is my last downhill, I wish I could keep going. I have so much fun, I love what I do…but my body can’t take another four years.” Downhill racer Lindsey Vonn Last night I caught Lindsey Vonn’s final downhill run at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. It was great to see […]

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”I was going to make [This Is Us] a movie. It had been a 70 page script. Or it was up to page 80, actually. And I had seven or eight different storylines of a bunch of different people all turning 36 on the same day. And the reveal at the end was they were […]

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Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Genesis 4:9 Writer/director Ryan Coogler is having quite a run these days. He followed Fruitville Station and Creed with Black Panther. While all three have had critical acclaim, Black Panther‘s global box office launch […]

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“I have a whole bunch of little life hacks to break through whatever it is blocking me [from writing]. A bunch of little writing exercises…Write the absolute worst version of the scene. Just get it out of your system. Be as horrible as possible. It shuts up the voice in the head saying, ‘This isn’t […]

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”I don’t particularly like [the writing process], but I don’t dislike it either. I can tell you that I’ve come to a somber acceptance that…my tastes as a consumer of movies and TV exceeds my talents, so all I can do is try my best to close that gap and to get as best a […]

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“It’s an odd business in that it is either one of two extremes, it’s either feast or famine…Rejection is [a part of] the business and you gotta figure out how to roll with it.” Eric Heisserer on the film busienss Screenwriter Eric Heisserer grew up in Norman, Oklahoma where his father was a professor. He bypassed […]

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“[As a screenwriter you] kind of have to accept you’re Charlie Brown trying to hit the football.

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“Two years ago [Nick] Foles was ready to retire from football at age 26, frustrated with his situation, lacking in his motivation, uncertain either would ever improve.” Dan Wetzel Yahoo Sports  Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles may have started the year sitting on the bench, but he finished it Sunday night as the Super Bowl […]

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“I was a big math and computer geek, that’s true.” Brian Acton (Lake Howell High School grad and now billionaire) I know there’s a big football game today in Minneapolis, but just to mix it up a little here are some photos and memories surrounding an alumni baseball game I played in yesterday at my […]

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Two things happened fairly recently to The Florida Project:  It ended the year on several top ten films lists including The New York Times and AFI, and Willim Defoe received an Oscar nomination. This week it was announced that 5% of digital download sales (through February 5) would go to Community Hope Center —a central Florida charity […]

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